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Republican Tax Bill / Trump / A Discussion #1118967

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017
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(Studio: John Berman) The mammoth Republican tax bill introduced. [Nov. 29, Sep. 27, President TRUMP - says this is not good for me! {financially}] How this is not true noted. [In response to questions, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says it will cost the president a lot of money; states middle class Americans are the focus; reiterates the president will be negatively impacted & the focus on making all Americans better off.] How tax provisions help the rich, including Trump, the businessman, explained.

(Studio: John Berman; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The House re-vote tomorrow on the tax bill due to budget rules with signing ceremonies tomorrow afternoon discussed; scenes shown from the Senate floor.

(Studio: John Berman; White House: Jim Acosta) The latest news from the White House on the passage of the tax bill tomorrow after the re-vote, the political problems of Trump benefitting tax-wise & how middle-class voters will respond to the final bill, the political problems for the Democrats discussed.

(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Rick Santorum, Jennifer Granholm & David Gergen about the bill. [GERGEN, SANTORUM, GRANHOLM - offer views on how the president can proclaim a major victory with the tax bill, how unpopular it is with the country, why the public {in polls} opposes the bill, how the polls will change, how the bill is unfair to the majority with the transfer of dollars to the wealthy, how the federal debt/deficit will go up, how entitlements will then be cut by Republicans to offset the tax bill, Trump's promise to leave Social Security alone, whether this plan will grow the economy to offset the deficit.]

(Studio: John Berman) The wait for the Senate vote noted; scenes shown from the Senate floor.

Berman, John;
Mattingly, Phil;
Acosta, Jim

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